Let’s face it. Trends come and go in RC. Well, to be more specific, the “in thing” changes. The first “in” category was 1/10-scale electric off-road. Oval had a healthy run. Then came touring cars. Nothing dominated the hobby for a few years after the on-road craze and then came rock crawling. Rock crawling’s rise in popularity was impressive. That is until we saw short course take center stage and hog the spot light.
Here’s the question: Is short course here to stay? Many of the previous categories such as oval, touring cars and rock crawling started with mass appeal and then became so specialized that they naturally only appealed to a much smaller group. Will short course follow in their foot steps? Will something else come along and be the next big thing or will short course have a long, happy life?